Pumpkin Guts

I’m a stickler when it comes to holiday traditions and to me Halloween is not Halloween unless we carve pumpkins!


It’s always entertaining to see how each will react to the whole “pumpkin guts” removal process. As you can see Katarina was NOT a fan.


Luckily the others reveled in the chance to get slimy and messy.


And then there we had our 16 year old who wants to be a surgeon and treated the pumpkin carving process like he was in the skills lab at med school. 😀


Behold – the finished products!


Happy Halloween, everyone! 

*Model Call – 2019 or 2020 Seniors!*

I am kicking off the first model call with a search for high school juniors or seniors in the Loudoun County area that are interested in receiving a complimentary photo shoot as well as a $200 credit that can be applied to their images (no purchase required). The photo shoot will be held at my studio in Round Hill and possibly some outdoor locations as well. Hair, makeup, and wardrobe consultation will be included.

I can only taking a very limited number of clients for this promotion so if you or someone you know is interested in more details please contact me at alainaforsheephotography@gmail.com, through my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AlainaForsheePhotography, or through Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alaina_forshee_photography/.

– Coming Soon! AFP Model Calls –

I will be putting out a series of model calls over the next month or two as an effort to update my portfolio with new faces while at the same time getting a chance to meet my community. For each model call I will have a specific genre/theme in mind and will select the recipient(s) based on their fit with my vision.

If you are selected for a model call you will be gifted a complimentary photo shoot as well as $200 towards the purchase of any prints/files, although no purchase is required. My sessions include hair and makeup, a wardrobe consultation, a personalized photo shoot with coached posing, and an image reveal session where you view the images and select only the ones that you love. In exchange all I ask is that I am able to use the images for future promotional marketing for Alaina Forshee Photography.

I will be announcing the first model call in the next few days so be sure to follow my blog or one of my social media accounts so that you don’t miss out!



Erika P., Real Estate Rock Star

Our recent move to Virginia should have been a nightmare for a planner like myself considering the fact that we had to do everything remotely from 650 miles away. Enter my real estate rock star, Erika Potter of RE/MAX.


I was introduced to Erika by a mutual friend and she ended up being nothing short of invaluable when it came to our move. She not only helped us determine what area of Virginia was right for our family but she was always available to answer every little question and concern that I had (and believe me, there was no shortage in that department).


How fitting was it that Erika was my very first client in the new studio space in the house that she hand-picked for us?


If anyone is looking to buy, sell or rent in the northern Virginia area I cannot recommend Erika enough. You can find her at Erika Potter, RE/MAX Select Properties.


With that being said, Alaina Forshee Photography is now officially open for business!


Putting Down Roots In Virginia

On June 31st my family and I said goodbye to our home in Peachtree City, Georgia and made the all-night drive to our new home in northern Virginia. The decision to move was bittersweet but my husband was offered a federal career that we just couldn’t refuse. After extensive research from afar and with the help of our amazing realtor (shout out to Erika Potter of RE/MAX) we found the perfect house in the quaint little town of Round Hill, Virginia.

The next few months that followed were relentlessly busy with the opening and unpacking of boxes for a family of seven, assembling furniture, transferring records, registering for schools, signing up for extracurricular activities, updating vehicle tags and licenses…..anyone that has moved out of state before knows about the chaos that’s involved.

Now here we are in October (my FAVORITE month, I might add) and things are finally slowing down to the point that I can begin to focus on one of my first loves: photography.

I created my business in 2007 and for the most part it has always been a part-time endeavor. I began a career as a 911 dispatcher in 2003 but now, after almost 17 years on law enforcement, I have decided to for once turn all of my attention to photography.

Alaina Forshee Photography: Virginia Edition! ❤